Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Scattered Thoughts on AAR-SBL (Part I)

Worst word to hear from a boring speaker who has already exceeded his time limit:: "Furthermore, ..."

Best phrase to hear from a boring speaker who has already exceeded his time limit:: "In conclusion, ..."

I learned a new word: "rhizomatic," used by AKMA in the Biblioblog session.

I learned how to pronounce: Hypotyposeis. It's pronounced like a disease.

Most heart-warming sight: The Pilgrim literally jumping up and down in excitement at her first glimpse of the book exhibits.

Blankest look: Joe Cathey, when I told him my hands were registered as lethal weapons.

Funniest glitch: When the audio feed from the Union Theological Seminary breakfast was piped into the Fuller Theological Seminary breakfast, and vice versa.

Unfunniest glitch: When the hotel refused to provide bedding for the third person in our 3-person room, we took turns sleeping on the floor.

Amount of money I spent on books: $49.00.

5 comments:

Tyler F. Williams said...

Ed... there must be a typo... only $49.00 on books? Surely you must have meant $490.00!! :-)

Mark Goodacre said...

Gosh, that happened to me once, and we took it in turns to sleep on the floor. I think it must have been Toronto 2002. The Marriott provides rollaway beds; a bit mean of your hotel not to have done so.

Pilgrim at First and Lake said...

Let's just say you won't see me posting the price of my enthusiasm on my blog ;)

Q. Pheevr said...

Best phrase to hear from a boring speaker who has already exceeded his time limit: "In conclusion, ..."

I respectfully disagree. "In conclusion," in my experience, all too frequently heralds a lengthy and boring coda that has the further demerit of containing absolutely no new information. The best words to hear from a boring speaker are "Thank you."

Richard M. Wright said...

I was at the Union-PSCE breakfast and I thought the culprit was thin walls! I take it you were in the Fuller room...?

About $490 meself.